The vibrant city of Buenos Aires offers a lot of tourist attractions to people who visit it. The city is known for its rich cultural life and European styled architecture. Apart from tourist attractions in Buenos Aires, people visit this fabled destination to learn tango or see it performed to perfection.
The city boasts of museums such as Museo Nacional de Belles Artes, which is equated it to a mini-Louvre because of its outstanding collection of European and Argentine artists. Witness Teatro Colon for its stupendous architectural design and walk down the area around El Obelisco to get a complete feel of the city. One of the most important things to do in Buenos Aires is to visit its historically famous Cafe Tortoni and to notice its numerous decorative renovations and additions.
You can also stroll around he beautiful cobblestone streets of San Telmo to experience a very laidback and rustic feel.Visit one of Buenos Aires’ most colorful streets, Caminito, to watch artists at work and view their completed works. And if you wish to spend some quaint time in the city, pay a visit to Recoleta Cemetery where the elite of Buenos Aires and Argentina are buried, including the country’s former presidents, Eva Peron and even one of Napoleon’s granddaughters.
With such an attractive list of attractions, this city never fails to surprise the tourists who visit Buenos Aires.
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Walking Area, Historical Site, Plaza, Square, Family And Kids
Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Buenos Aires’ main square is called the Plaza de Mayo. This square has become inextricably linked with Argentinian History. Some of the most striking events in the political history of Argentina have happened in this place. The central Plaza of Buenos Aires is hence a place of great heritage and it is as historic as it is pretty.
The Plaza de Mayo is also special due to its vicinity with many of the land marks of Buenos Aires. The famous streets of Yrigoyen, Rivadavia, Balcarce and Bolivar encase it. The city council, or the Cabilido can be found here along with the building of the chief executive agency of Buenos Aires called the Casa Rozada. Among the many other interesting things to see here are the equestrian monument and the May Pyramid. Also on this street are Hacienda Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral of Buenos Aires, along with the well-known street named the Diagonal Norte. Just a walk down this place will expose you to a plethora of events and monuments and provide an amazing insight into the cultural heritage of Buenos Aires.
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Landmark, Historical Site, Cemetery
Azcuenaga, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
07:00 am - 05:45 pm
The Recoleta Cemetery which had humble beginnings has now become a site of great importance due to its stories as well as the varied architecture. In 1820, a site was finally made available for a cemetery in Buenos Aires. Before this people were mostly buried in the ground behind churches.
Even though it was instated as a cemetery for commoners however, the place soon became a very prestigious burial site. Today it is a sprawling area housing the final resting places of many eminent persons which people from far and wide come to see. What is interesting about the cemetery is the intricate decoration of the prominent graves. The tombs have all been exquisitely decorated in various styles, most notably of the gothic variety, giving the area a really eerie and magnificent appearance. The marble tomb of Liliana Crociati de Szaszak is famous because of its exceptional design. It is possible to stroll through the cemetery for hours so be sure you have some time on your hands when you visit this solemn yet beautiful place.
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Entertainment, Performance, Theatre, Concert, Family And Kids
Cerrito 628, Buenos Aires, Argentina
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
The Teatro Colon is a heritage theatre hall of Buenos Aires, which is renowned worldwide for being one of the best concert halls especially regarding the features in acoustics and the sound system. The historical theatre is the most favoured venue of the international vocalists and performers, along with the opera performers, largely owing to the magnificence and infrastructural assistance provided by the theatre. It has the famous Cerrito Avenue or the 9 de Julio Avenue street, the Tucuman Street, and the Arturo Toscanini Street bounding its sides, and the main entrance to the concert being opening onto the Libertad Avenue. The exterior of the concert is traditionally adorned and modern decorations had been introduced through the various renovations. The interior is especially facilitated with the exceptionally best qualities of acoustic components and noise screening infrastructure, along with the accommodation capacity of 1000 audiences and a strikingly large performing platform.
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Landmark, Cafe, Family And Kids
Avenida de Mayo 825, 1084 Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
09:30 am - 08:00 pm
The Cafe Tortoni is a historically famous café in Buenos Aires. The specialty of the café is the huge The café has undergone numerous decorative renovations and additions, the first being the re-designing of the frontal façade in 1898 by the native designer Alejandro Christophersen. An adequately furnished basement for the café was constructed in the first half of the 20th century. The basement was constructed to create a hub for the arts and literature in the city. Consequently, it has been visited by several Argentinian literary stalwarts namely – Alfonsina Torni, Baldomero Fernandez Moreno, Juana de Ibarbourou, Arthur Rubinstein, and many others. Café Tortoni has also been visited by several famous personalities of modern times like Juan Manuel Fangio, Albert Einstein, Hillary Clinton, Juan Carlos de Borbon, and many other renowned personalities.The café is definitely a modern cultural hub in Buenos Aires
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Food And Drinks, Restaurant, Square, Shopping Center, Family And Kids, Neighborh...
Palermo, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Palermo is widely known as a famous barrio of Buenos Aires. Barrio is something like a neighbourhood. It is neighbored by the barrios of Belgrano, Almagro, Recoleta, Villa Crespo, and Colegiales. Rio de la Plata- a major river of Buenos Aires also flows along the boundaries of this province. It is largely a residential province.
The old neighborhoods of Argentina are home to the traditional lifestyle of Buenos Aires. This barrio is one of the nicest and greenest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. It is famous amongst the youngsters for the shopping and the restaurants here. The Plaza Serrano is a Tourist favorite and it is a wonderfully laidback area. The Botanical Gardens are definitely worth the trip and so is the Japenese Garden. Other buildings of Palermo which are worth that might interest one are the Galilei Planetarium, the Parish Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Cortazar Square, and the Club de Pescadores.
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Food And Drinks, Entertainment, Shopping Center, Architecture , Streets
San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The San Telmo, named after the Saint Pedro Gonzalez Telmo is a community block in the city of Buenos Aires. The beautiful cobblestone streets of this place give it a very laidback and rustic feel. This place is famous for the shops selling antiques, the quaint little cafes and the tango parlors of Buenos Aires. The Church of San Telmo and the Feria de Antiquedades are two of the most well-known structures in this block.
The place is also famous due to the colonial structures and cafes which a remnants of a bygone era. The streets often come alive with street performances that are definitely a unique experience. San Telmo is sure to transport you into a very different world and get you in touch with the Argentinian culture in an instant.
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Flea Market, Family And Kids
San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
The San Telmo Flea Market is a big deal in Buenos Aires. Sundays see huge crowds turn up in the San Telmo area to trade for antiques, handicrafts and what not, making it a peculiar cultural characteristic of Buenos Aires. The markets and the vibe of the market often extend into the adjoining community blocks. In this market you will be able to find wares like the decorative furniture and numerous accessories. Moreover, the market also sells extremely rare vintage clothing and accessories at the Gil Antiguedades. The stores occasionally stock Eva Peron’s as well.
The premises of the San Telmo flea market also house contemporary museums and galleries of Argentine art.
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Landmark, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture
Avenida Corrientes 1066, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Obelisco is a well-known landmark of Buenos Aires. It is built at the junction of the Corrientes Avenue and the Avenido 9 de Julio.
The Obelisco commemorated the completion of 400 years of the foundation of the city. Over the decades, the adjoining surroundings of the monument were restored, reconstructed and modified through the Governmental city modification project named the Punto Obelisco. The project introduced an extensive laying of LED lighting and signaling schemes, accompanied by highlighting and illuminating the monument and its premises. The Obelisk has thus been emphasized and decorated making it an exquisite sight at night. The obelisk was originally made of white stone. It was later repainted and is now of a grayish color that was much appreciated by the people. The Obelisk has also been frequently used for the representation of international issues as well as for the celebration of festivals.
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Outdoors, Waterfall, Family And Kids, Boating, Picnic Spot, Nature
Misiones Province, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
08:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Iguazu Falls are situated along the border of the Brazilian state Parana and the Argentine state of Misiones. The location of the exquisite waterfall of the Iguazu River follows the rise in the river bed at Curitiba and below the Iguazu Falls, the Iguazu river converges with the San Antonio river. The provincial border between Brazil and Argentina follows its course through the famous location of the Devil’s Throat. The zone upon the right bank of the river is Brazilian territory whereas the left zone is the province of Argentina. The Iguazu Falls is situated close to the airports of both the neighbouring nations, namely- the Argentinian one; Cataratas Del Iguazu International Airport, and the Brazilian one; Foz do Iguacu International Airport. The falls have walkways for better and closer viewing. You cannot miss the amazing boat ride that can take you particularly close to a breathtakingly beautiful section of the waterfall.
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Art Gallery, Museum, Entertainment, Performance, Family And Kids
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Among the numerous street museums situated in Buenos Aires, the Caminito is the most well known pastel art gallery of Buenos Aires. The Caminito dates back to the 1800s, when a tributary of the Riachuelo River had its route through the land of Caminito. As the stream dried up, the bed was restructured to make it possible to lay railway lines of the Ferrocarril Buenos Aires y Puerto de la Ensenada.
Later after the railway service was discontinued, the disused tracks through the spread of Caminito were removed and an Argentine painter named Benito Quinquela Martin became the creator of the modern Caminito. He refurbished the décor of the walls and houses of the area through his artistic skills and creativities in pastel colors. Moreover, he built a performing stage for the regional performers, which has been transformed into a proper concert hall. Juan de Dios Filiberto wrote a famous eponymous song about the Caminito that has garnered quite a bit of attention for it. This place is guaranteed to cheer up the most melancholy soul!
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Art Museum, Family And Kids
Av Liniers 124, Tigre, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
09:30 am - 07:00 pm
This art museum of art locates in the Tigre province is an interesting amalgamation of art and culture for a tourist visiting Buenos Aires. The building which is better known as the Tigre Club houses this two-storey museum. There are several different kinds of paintings as well as some sculptures which are on display here. Argentinian artists from the 19th and 20th centuries are primarily showcased here.
While the museum itself is beautiful, the area around it is also popular among the tourists as a hangout spot. There are a few restaurants serving local cuisine as well as many picturesque spots. This makes the museum a must visit.
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Entertainment, Neighborhoods , Exhibition , Fair
Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
The Mataderos is a famous barrio or neighborhood of Buenos Aires. The Mataderos was originally a meeting venue for the trades and businesses between the city and the outskirts or villages. Rural trading flourished in this region. Moreover, the Mataderos also hosts fodder and craftwork fairs and exhibitions on Sunday evenings. Most significantly, the food festival called Fiera de Mataderos is a much loved tourist favourite. It is hosted on Sundays and Holidays.
The Avenida de los Corrales hosts numerous block parties, and the traditional tango or milonga dance. The zone of the Mataderos also provides the passage of the avenue connecting the Buenos Aires with the Ezeiza airport. The famous celebrities residing in the Mataderos are national boxer Justo Suarez, racer Ernesto Bessone, actor and singer Alberto Castillo, and actor Nicolas Cabre
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Outdoors, National Park, Tourist Center, Family And Kids
Los Glaciares National Park, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina
The Perito Moreno Glacier is situated in the province of Santa Cruz, at Los Glaciares National Park. The glacier gets fed through the periodic melting of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field situated in the Andes territory. It has been named after the famous explorer and discoverer named Francisco Moreno, who had also defended the country against Chile.
The glacier is categorized as one among the only three glaciers of Patagonian origin which is in a continual growing phase. Being a real sight to see due to its size, the glacier has always been a tremendous attraction for international tourism. The glacier is easily within reach of the province of El Calafate, and bus services and daily tour companies are the best choice for the visiting journeys for tourists. The viewing zone is also equipped with a visiting centre which includes a safety walking enclosure. If you want to see something truly unique on your holiday do make the effort to visit Los Glasciares National Park which has many rewarding experiences to offer.
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Walking Area, Family And Kids, Heritage Building
Palermo, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
08:30 am - 10:00 pm
Congreso is administrative center of the Argentine National Congress. Being a national building, the premises of the Congresso also include a large arena named the Congressional Plaza, which was originally built for the various official purposes of the members of Congresso. With majestic traditional halls bearing bronze statues, along with several Cornithian columns and adorned in Spanish wood and French marble. The place is definitely interesting to see or just take a walk around from the outside.
The premises also include a large fountain named as the Dos Congresos.
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Walking Area, Food And Drinks, Entertainment, Performance, Shopping Center, Fami...
Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Florida Street or Florida Calle is a truly vibrant place where you can spend hours together. It is essentially a pedestrian street and a well-known shopping area in Buenos Aires. It has now become a major tourist attraction for the city.
It isn’t uncommon to see a huge number of shoppers everywhere but being close to the financial district the area is also popular among the office goers. This elegant shopping street has several shopping arcades, restaurants and cafes and is the perfect haunt of the traveler.
More interestingly, in the evening, the street performers transform this place into a lively and animated place making it a must see. The musicians and street performers serenade the shoppers and the streets are full of live statues, performing artists and even live comedy acts which makes the atmosphere certainly electric. It is definitely good idea to visit this place in the evening and truly gets to know the real Buenos Aires!